YPFP Executive and Senior Leadership
As the President of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP), Jarrel "JP" Price relies on his private sector experience and his lifelong passion for global affairs to help ensure that YPFP will thrive as the organization enters its second decade. Jarrel first joined YPFP in 2007 and he believes that the group's mission of fostering the next generation of foreign policy leaders has never been more important.
In 2014, Jarrel launched The Park Advisors Group, which helps its public and private sector clients manage investment risks in frontier and post-conflict markets. The Park Advisors Group has offices in Washington, London, and Abu Dhabi.
Prior to Park Advisors, Jarrel led a team of analysts at the U.S. Department of Defense's Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO) focused on facilitating foreign direct investment in Afghanistan's energy sector. Prior to TFBSO, Jarrel was a Partner at Height Analytics, a Washington, DC-based policy research firm and investment bank that he helped launch in January 2009.
Jarrel is a frequent contributor to a wide variety of national media outlets, including CNBC, Bloomberg News, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and National Public Radio. Jarrel graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College with a B.A. in Honors Government. Jarrel and his wife, a fitness entrepreneur, reside with their son in Arlington, Virginia.
Courtney Barno is YPFP's Chief of Staff. She coordinates closely across the organization's operating departments to harmonize operations and resources, fostering collaboration.
During the day, Courtney is a Security Program Analyst at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security. She specializes in contract and program management to support U.S. Embassy Kabul. Before starting her career in Washington, D.C., Courtney graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Political Science and Government with a focus on cyber-security and defense studies.
In her free time Courtney enjoys cooking, yoga, and running. Consistent with her Italian roots, she enjoys sipping a good red wine and can't say no to an after-dinner affogato.
Yana has over six years of experience in the nonprofit, public and private sectors. She earned a Master’s degree in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Yana led the projects related to investment promotion and industrial and economic development of Moscow region in Russia as a part of the Moscow Region Development Corporation’s team. Before that, she facilitated social adaptation of vulnerable members of society and development of local tourism market as a Head of Tourism Sector in a Russian nonprofit organization.
Her previous experiences also include carrying out project activities pertaining to private sector development in the South Caucasus at GIZ in Tbilisi, Georgia and coordinating a major international investment project in Astana, Kazakhstan. Yana is passionate about capacity building and youth development.
Cameo Cheung is the Vice President of Programs with YPFP. She is responsible for directing the organization's member programs, including speaker events, discussion groups, public service opportunities, leadership incubator modules, and professional development events.
Cameo is a Recruitment & Public Affairs Specialist in the Office of Academic Exchange Programs at the Department of State, working closely with the Fulbright Program, Study of the United States Institutes, and several of the agency's other educational exchange programs. Her previous professional experience includes working at a public relations agency and internships with USAID and the Department of State.
Despite making her home on the Atlantic coast, Cameo will always identify as an Oregonian. Cameo completed her undergraduate degree from Oregon State University and graduate school at Syracuse University, conveniently avoiding any need to change her game day wardrobe. #GoBeavs #GoOrange
Kolby Keo is the Managing Director of Programs with YPFP. He is responsible for leading the department in developing and executing superior programs for YPFP’s members.
During the day, Kolby manages special projects and alumni affairs for the University of California Washington Program (UCDC). He previously served as legislative aide for U.S. Representative Alan Lowenthal (CA-47). He is a 13-year volunteer for the national non-profit American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) and serves as a Vice President for the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) Fellows Program. He previously served as a program leader for the International Relations & Diplomacy Summits for People to People Ambassador Programs.
Kolby graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in political science concentrating in U.S. foreign policy and comparative politics. In his free time, he enjoys binge-watching House of Cards and the West Wing, attempting salsa dancing, and “borrowing” his friends’ HBO password to catch the latest episode of Game of Thrones.
Fabio Bauer is the Executive Director of YPFP Brussels. In this role, he leads the branch and its long-term planning and strategic development, in addition to representing the branch within the wider Brussels community.
Fabio is a Talent Development Specialist in an American HR global advisory firm. He moved to Brussels after a successful career in Peru as economist at Weber Shandwick - Apoyo. He was also a Fellow from the Global Competitiveness Leadership Programme hosted by the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
A joint Belgo-Peruvian, Fabio holds a MA in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) and a MA in Political Science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Fabio speaks fluent English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Katie oversees internal staff management and works alongside the Executive Director in the long-term planning and strategic development of the branch. She previously served as Social Media Officer and as Deputy Director of Communications and Marketing for YPFP Brussels.
Katie is from the UK and spent nine years studying Classics at the University of Oxford (with a year at the Ecole normale supérieure in Paris as an exchange student), emerging in 2013 with a doctorate on the work of the Roman historian Tacitus. She has published academic articles on Roman history and historiography and, while her interests now extend to contemporary politics, foreign policy and communications, also writes fairly regularly about potential parallels between the ancient past and the present day.
She came to Brussels in early 2015, initially to work at the European Economic and Social Committee, one of the EU's component institutions. After a spell in the private sector, she is currently Web Editor at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy. Outside work, she enjoys making the most of Brussels' many transport links to the rest of Europe, and back in the UK created and ran a successful restaurant blog for three years.
Jerry Doran is the Executive Director of YPFP New York. He serves as a staff and member liaison in addition to directing planning and development with the Managing Director and managing partnerships with external organizations.
Jerry has been a member of YPFP since 2009 - with the Washington, DC branch before the New York branch. In New York, he was most recently the Deputy Director of Communications, managing the branch's social media outreach and publicity strategy.
In his day job, Jerry works in digital communications for the Open Society Foundations, a global human rights organization, where he manages the Foundations' social media and online campaigns. Originally from Chicago, he earned a BA in Economics and German from Northwestern University and has lived in Germany, Turkey and India. In his free time, Jerry enjoys traveling, learning languages (working on Portuguese currently), music and fitness.
Kristin Lewis is the Managing Director for YPFP New York, where she oversees internal staff management and works alongside the Executive Director in the long-term planning and strategic development of the branch. She previously was director of programming for YPFP NY.
Outside YPFP, Kristin is the Director of Membership and Operations at the Partnership for a New American Economy, a coalition of political and business leaders united in making the economic case for streamlining, modernizing, and rationalizing the U.S. immigration system.
Between 2008 and 2014, Kristin held several positions at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), including her most recent role as Associate Director of CFR's Task Force Program. Previously, she worked for the Ohio Arts Council, the state's arts agency, in the Office of Arts Learning.
Kristin holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, where she also served as Senior Editor of the Columbia Journal of International Affairs. Kristin also attended The Ohio State University, where she earned a BA in political science and a BFA in dance.
Antony Underwood is the Executive Director of YPFP London, where he is responsible for developing and implementing the branch’s overall strategy while overseeing its Membership, Partnerships, Programming and Communications teams. He has been with YPFP London since 2013, working in a number of positions in the Communications team prior to his appointment as Executive Director in November 2016.
Antony’s career has been spent working for the UK Government in a number of roles in the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office. A native of the capital, he has a BA in History and Politics from the University of Nottingham and an MA in the History of International Relations from the London School of Economics.